After delighting audiences in The Soldier’s Tale, Robert McBride returns to the PCSO stage alongside Portland’s own Lisa Neher to recite the ticklingly clever, wonderfully rhythmic poetry of Dame Edith Sitwell, set brilliantly to music by a young William Walton.
The joyful spirit of Copland’s Appalachian Spring evokes pristine waters, serene forests, an abundant harvest, and gratitude for all this life has to offer. Drawing on the memorable Shaker tune, “Simple Gifts,” it’s nothing short of an American masterpiece.
In this original online series, young listeners are introduced to the orchestra through original music and puppets by Nicole Buetti (PCSO bassoon/contrabassoon) and the musicians of PCSO! From the fabulous flute to the charming cello, kids will learn about all the cool things our instruments can do. In the last episode, humans and puppets join together for a grand finale performance!